Innovative Cutting

(34 customer reviews)

USD $59


Innovative Cutting Includes:

5 Videos
6 Hours, 48 Minutes of Video
Includes a pdf Download
Lifetime Access
1,593 Pros Own This Course
34 Reviews

Innovative Cutting

Modern Methods, Timeless Looks

Are you playing it too safe behind the chair? Are you relying on the same cutting techniques over and over?
Innovative Cutting breaks you out of your comfort zone and will reignite your passion for hairdressing.

During this course you’ll learn fresh approaches to 3 salon-friendly cuts that will expand your repertoire and thrill your clients. Each cut contains lessons that help you look at your craft in a whole new way.

  • Carved Long Layers: A seamless approach to cutting long hair with scissors/shears employing an artful dry-cutting technique.
  • Modern Mid-Length Shag: Explore scissor/shear freehand cutting combined with clever disconnections and razor detailing for a distinctive update.
  • Multi Textured Short Shape: A razor cropped undercut that can be paired with a series of versatile tops using scissor or razor, allowing for many styling options.

Innovative Cutting is designed so you can take the course as (1) a look and learn or (2) as your own hands-on workshop, practicing all 3 looks successively on the same mannequin.

All cuts can be adapted to different textures and personalized for individual client suitability.


Gerard Scarpaci

Gerard Scarpaci is a veteran craft hairdresser with over 28 years of experience in the salon, in classrooms and on stages around the world. One of the industry’s most respected educators, Gerard co-founded, a global community of #crafthairdressers and colorists with over 700,000 members, fans, and followers worldwide.

Since the communities launch in 2008, Team Hb has gone on to launch the Shop, produced the now iconic “Hb Teach-In” master jam events, introduced the inspiring Hairbrained Video Awards, and created Hb LIVE Academy, the start of a revolution in online craft hairdressing education.

Gerard currently divides his time between engaging with the Hairbrained community, sharing his passion for the craft by continuing to teach every chance he gets, and collaborating with the Hb team and our partners to continue to elevate the craft.

Recommended Tools

Pivot Point Madi Mannequin
Scissor/shear 6" or less
Fine tooth cutting comb
6 sectioning clips
Water bottle
Flat iron
Curling iron – 1.25 inch
Blow dryer with diffuser
Flat brush

34 Reviews for Innovative Cutting

“Absolutely loved this course! I used these cutting techniques everyday I’m in the salon”


“I will always take an opportunity to watch Gerard cut. He educates with a passion and you can feel it. I love that I can tune in anytime I want and watch it over and over on any device. All these classes are excellent! And a great value…”


“I found this course to be very very useful and inspiring and confidence building to try a few different techniques and they really translated beautifully into the salon, has really helped me lift my game and freshen everything up thank you thank you thank you”


“Gerard is simply the best! He makes hair cutting easy to learn. I felt very inspired after watching this class.”


“There are so many fantastic ideas that you can use immediately when you are behind the chair. These cuts are beautiful and relevant to our current industry needs.”


“Awesome material from the beginning to the end.”


“Awesome training for fine tuning skills.”


“Fantastic demos! Such valuable information. Will be downloading more videos. Thank you :-)”


“Thank you!!!”


“I have so appreciated this form of education! I've been in the industry also for 30+ years and this HB Live Academy is brilliant. In the past I would invest and attend a class and then it was over. With HB Live whatever I invest in I have the ability to archive and watch it again and again...rewind! So happy with the classes. Thank you Gerard and Hair Brained Team.”


“Wow! This was so exciting! I can't wait for the razor class. One suggestion for all of the classes is if we can view the head sheets with out having to find it in the videos. They are a great review tool when practicing in the salon and can't find what your looking for easily. Thank you again! I have purchased yours, Julian's and Lupe's classes and have gotten so much from them all.”


“Pretty good, liked the tips while he was walking the students thru their cuts, awesome to have the pdf!”


“Best videos ever. Thank u all for doing this for us. You are really good. All of you.”


“You had me at the intro;) Amazing material overall!”


“Thank you ever so much for creating this format. Look forward to more classes. I 'm an educator at my salon and have encouraged new talent to sign up for these classes .”


“I love this course!!! ❤️”


“Just perfect, great explanations, awesome in class atmosphere and highly motivating. Looking forward for next episode. I am blown away big applause ✌️✌️✌️”


“Very happy with the material also included on the classes . Pretty good explanations and details in the class. It’s like going to a real workshop! Looking forward to purchase the next one .”


“Really enjoyed his relaxed style of teaching💚. Luv the haircuts as I’m a big razor cutter. So exactly my style. 😘”


“It is always inspiring to watch Gerard teach! He is humble, respectful to his students and very patient. HB Live is incredible....I feel like I'm physically there in the class. These are the best tutorials I've watched. Cheer HB!”


“WOW!!! Completely blown away by the simple but very innovative hair cut and technique. I have already thrown in bit and pieces into my haircut this week!!! Great work and thank you!!!”


“I've never been to a workshop in my pyjamas before! I am loving the videos! Thank you Hairbrained x”


“Fantastic. Love your teaching style. Always learning something more is my motto, and thank you for filling up my cup again. #39yrsin #happydance #onetwothree”

— JAN C.

“Love this! Awesome how it is all set up, I feel like I'm there in person! would love to see a fundamentals in cutting course offered at some point!”


“Excellent educational video. I am looking forward to the future classes! Thank You Gerard and HB .”


“Thos is the coolest mid-length modern shag education I have seen on how to get that stronger, but broken , slightly curtain fringe incorporated in to the flow of the cut, where it doesn't end up "mullet'y." I also find with other approaches to this cut, it can look too much like the rounded layered "Rachel" from the 90's. This has a full rock n roll 70's vibe, but with a much more lived in , organic, "cool girl" vibe. LOVE it! Thank you, so much and BRAVO! Worth every penny of my continuing education budget.”


“Loved every minute. So thankful for this online live session with no travel required! I loved being able to chat as if I was right there in class. Detailed instruction was so helpful for newer hairdressers like myself. I was really able to let my creativity run wild. Thanks HB and Gerard for a wonderful day of education! Looking forward to taking more classes :)”


“Super seminar. One criticism to myself-I do not understand English. It's a challenge. I look forward to the next one. Thank you”


“Great education, and high quality production. I would like to see even tighter closeups, but that is my only criticism. This course is really going to open me up as an artist.”


“Very happy with my video. Thank you for making this intense technical video for further use. blessings”


“Great Job HB Team.. I enjoyed the experience of being in a small class setting. The close up camera work made me feel like I was actually there, hovering over Gerard's shoulder. Most of all I like that I can re-watch these classes any time I want!! I have attended many hands on sessions and after a couple days, I forget some technical stuff... So Glad I can NOW re-watch these class, Chock-Full-of-Information. Thank You Gerard and the participants.”


“Awesome training have learned new terms and techniques . I love the lock and load term. Can’t wait to use it 😁 I am so thankful that I made the decision to spend the money on the class because it is worth it.”


“I am through watching the first 2 haircuts and am astounded by the quality of this course. The camera angles and closeups are spot on! Great advice sprinkled throughout about hand angle, scissor angles, razor cutting tips! Can't wait for more education from this team. It beats the pants off any other online education I have ever taken!!! Can't wait for the eventual razor cutting classes!”


“Loving this. Material is facilitated to perfection.”